‘One Firm One May’ saw PwC staff join forces for a nationwide volunteering and fundraising event with a theme of ‘supporting social enterprise’ throughout the month of May. The aim of this event is to make a long-lasting impact in the local communities by sharing vital business skills with social entrepreneurs and fundraising to help the most disadvantaged people in society. 2013 will be the fourth year that PwC rallies employees from all over the UK to work to one goal – To spend time in the community and make a difference.
PwC Chairman Ian Powell said:
‘Our efforts to help the most vulnerable in our communities go beyond a month of concentrated support, but we hope that by running a focused event throughout May we can highlight what a difference sharing some of the skills we use in our everyday work can make to the future prospects of a social enterprise and those members of society that they support.’
After being impressed by their approach to igniting the ‘intrapreneur’ in young British people PwC associate, Aysegul Kazdal elected to work with the careers Social Enterprise Enfuse Youth CIC. Kazdal has organised for a group of volunteer ambassadors to support the work of Enfuse Youth through a day’s volunteering at Oasis Academy Shirley Park to share their insights on study, work and the world of jobs and careers.
Enfuse Youth have promoted the term ‘intrapreneur’ based on management consultant Gifford Pinchots’ term for individuals within large corporations taking direct responsibility for generating innovative ideas.
Enfuse Youth founder, Andre Campbell, said:
“We were delighted when PwC contacted us. It’s really important that young people are shown clear routes to the intrapreneur in them, and that they stop second guessing their careers. Our PwC ambassadors are a great example of how you can do that.”
Director of Work Related Learning from Oasis Academy Shirley Park, Michelle Gibbins said:
“As a large academy we are forever trying to help students gain valuable skills which they can take with them into a work place. Many students are unaware of the importance of developing these skills and many are shocked at the reality of being out of the security of the academy to being alone in the big wide world. Any help we can offer students to succeed is an absolute must”
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About Enfuse Youth
Enfuse Youth CIC is a career Social Enterprise with a difference, having created £250,000 worth of employment opportunities for 12,500 14-19 year olds since 2010. Able to ignite enthusiasm in young people, Enfuse Youth brings out the intrapreneur in candidates by showing them a clear path to their dream career; be it traditional work, further education or own business creation.
For more information about Enfuse Youth and our six-week National Enfusiasm Week (NEW) Campaign contact Andre Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org
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